Video sharing platform YouTube removed multiple videos from the account of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for violating the platform’s policy on election integrity.
The Hill reports:
“We removed content from the CPAC channel for violating our election integrity policy,” said YouTube Policy Communications Manager Ivy Choi.
She continued: “Our policies apply to everyone, regardless of the uploader’s political views, and while we do allow content that provides additional context such as countervailing views, the content we removed from this channel was footage that did not provide sufficient context.”
American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp told The Washington Examiner that the organization noticed that the content had been taken down a few days earlier. After opposing the removal of Trump’s speech, “it was over the course of days that we realized so much more of the content had been taken down,” he said.
“The policies that would be most destructive of their companies — I think we’re for those,” Schlapp added.
Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs tweeted that YouTube removed videos from two of the four days of the conference, including a speech by former President Donald Trump.
The only notice we got from YouTube was that our videos were “flagged” for “misinformation.”
No additional details were provided. We appealed and recently learned that all of our appeals have been “rejected.”
This is unacceptable.
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) March 24, 2022